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Franchising For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re starting a franchise, you'll want to study your franchise agreement and understand the laws that protect both you and the franchisor. Once your franchise is running, make sure you network with [more…]

Tips for Controlling Your Business Cash

If keeping the books is your responsibility, the good news is that you can implement the following function separations to control your business cash much more easily: [more…]

How to Organize Your Small Business Records

Dealing with the paperwork is a large part of running a small business. The following table suggests essential file drawers to label in an actual file cabinet or two and what must-keep information to file [more…]

Differences between C and S Corporations for a Small Business

A corporation is a separate legal entity formed under a state corporation law. Your small business can register as a C corporation or an S corporation if you go the corporation route, which you may want [more…]

Key Sections of a Small Business Plan

If you want investors for your small business, you need to write a business plan so that you have something to present to bankers and potential investors. The format of every good business plan, although [more…]

Small Business Kit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Owning and running a small business calls for a variety of skills, perhaps foremost among them organizational. If you’re going to incorporate your business, you need to explore the differences between [more…]

Giving Your Limited Liability Company a Great Name

You can’t expect to pick a great name for your LLC (Limited Liability Company) out of thin air. Creativity is best served when subject to a few helpful restrictions. The following are a few naming rules [more…]

Reviewing Tax Types for Limited Liability Companies

Because LLCs (limited liability companies) are allowed to elect pretty much any tax status that suits them, the federal returns, information statements, and notices that they are required to file each [more…]

The Amazing Benefits of Limited Liability Companies

LLCs, or limited liability companies, are one of the most flexible business entities. They allow you to choose how to distribute the profits, decide who manages the business’s day-to-day affairs, and decide [more…]

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs, are a business entity that you can think of as a merger of the partnership and the corporation with all the good qualities of each and none of the bad. This type of [more…]

Determining If You Have the Small Business Personality

If you’re thinking about starting your own company, stop and check whether you have the right personality to run a small business before you start. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you’ll need to have [more…]

Five Great Web Sites for Setting Up a Canadian Small Business

The Internet provides a wealth of great Canadian resources to help you start, run, and carry on your small business. The following Web sites may be particularly helpful to you. [more…]

Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Every year, lots of Canadians get the entrepreneurial urge and start businesses. Some of those small businesses become very successful and profitable. But every year lots of startups in Canada fail. Here [more…]

Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Starting a Canadian small business is an exciting and often frightening adventure. With the help of this cheat sheet, you’ll find important tips for running a profitable and successful small business in [more…]

Understanding the Types of Business Strategies

Practically speaking, only three basic business strategies exist: a cost strategy, a differentiated product or service strategy, and a focus on a niche strategy. Understanding these strategies is critical [more…]

How to Write a New Venture Business Plan

New venture plans answer five basic questions that provide prospective investors with the necessary information to determine whether they should further consider investing in your business. [more…]

Start Your Own Business with These Key Considerations

Read these useful tips to get an idea about what sorts of questions you should be asking yourself as you consider setting up your own business: [more…]

Business Success Based on Six Factors

A combination of several fundamental factors determine the success of a business. Refer to the following important points to make sure that you are covering all vital areas: [more…]

What Goes into a Business Plan

A business plan is a key document communicating the developmental objectives of your business. To be sure that this vital information is as functional, accurate and comprehensive as possible, be sure to [more…]

Starting & Running a Business All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

So you’ve decided to start running your own business but are at a bit of a loss when it comes to some of the basics? Here you will find useful breakdowns of everything from how to plan, run and most importantly [more…]

Product Development Lingo

Get to know the following product development language so you’re on top of your game and your head isn’t spinning from all the jargon used during new product development meetings and conventions: [more…]

The New Product Development Cycle

So you can turn your great ideas into money, take a look at how the cycle of new product development evolves from inception to successfully marketing and selling your product: [more…]

Reasons for Incorporating Your Business

Deciding to incorporate your business, or not, can be nerve-wracking. Even if you've done your research and understand what it means to incorporate your business, you may still be unsure about moving forward [more…]

Business Incorporation Terms to Know

If you're considering incorporating your business, do your research (there's a bunch of information about the process) and become familiar with these terms associated with business incorporation: [more…]

Business Incorporation Worksheet

Incorporating your business can be overwhelming - a lot of information has to be collected. Save yourself some time by getting the information in this incorporation worksheet together so you're ahead of [more…]

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